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Universities are Masonic Brainwashing Machines

August 14, 2023

mortarboard.jpgThe mortarboard and black gown signify that, unwittingly, graduates have received a Masonic (satanic) indoctrination

A new school year is about to start. 
As with politics and medicine, education has been unmasked.
Humanity has been enslaved by Cabalism, a satanic cult.

This colonization of the mind is now explicit, as seen in the limitations

on free speech and inquiry.

 Paul Craig Roberts wrote, "America's universities are now knives at America's throat.  They are centers of anti-American revolution, not centers of learning. Two generations of young have been deracinated.  The break in the transmission of the culture is likely fatal to the continued existence of Western civilization."

"In order to effect the destruction of all collective forces except ours, we shall emasculate the first stage of collectivism, the universities, by re-educating them in a new direction."  Protocols of Zion, 16

How Universities Betray Students & Society

(This key article was first posted in 2004. I wrote the original version in 1982, after graduating from the University of Toronto with a PhD in English Literature. )

by Henry Makow PhD

I'd only send my son to university if he had no talent.

The modern university is not devoted to truth, quite the opposite. Feminist and homosexual shibboleths are rampant on campus but they are only symptoms of a much more profound problem.

Modern Western "culture" is based on the fraudulent assumptions of the "Enlightenment," a Judeo-Masonic (Illuminist) movement dedicated to creating a new (secular) world order by denying the existence of God and immutable natural and spiritual laws.

hemingway.jpg(Ernest Hemingway may have been a Communist agent. Illuminati decide who will be read.) 

In practice, this means Arts students treat atheists as if they were Gods. Pious professors are highly-paid priests in this secular cult.

Like deaf men tuning a piano, they try to explain the human condition without any reference to the Creator or man's Divine Spirit.

They portray man as a forlorn animal in a mechanistic universe, engaged in a merciless struggle for survival, alienated from nature and his fellow man.

They promote "freedom" by which they mean the freedom to reject God's Order, indulge animal appetites, and create a solipsistic and dysfunctional personal reality.

God represents moral-spiritual absolutes like love, truth, goodness, beauty, and justice. These ideals are real and essential for our healthy development. While our culture pays lip service to them (this is how fraud works), it is frankly devoted to their demise.


Modern education and culture are designed to make us dysfunctional. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion confirm this. The Protocols is not an anti-Semitic diatribe. (They say that because they don't want you to read it.) It is the blueprint of the New World Order, which is now in place.

Here are some relevant statements from Protocol 16.

professor-bias.jpg"We must introduce into their education all those principles which have so brilliantly broken up their order." 

We shall turn them into "unthinking submissive brutes waiting for things to be presented before their eyes in order to form an idea of them..." 

"We shall erase from the memory of men all facts of previous centuries which are undesirable to us..." 

"Do not suppose for a moment that these statements are empty words: think carefully of the successes we arranged for Darwinism, Marxism, Nietzsche-ism.... it should be plain to see what a disintegrating importance these directives have had upon the minds of the goyim. " (Protocol 2)

Let me remind you of a passage from a 1930s Communist manual on brainwashing

"In the United States, we have been able to alter the works of William James, and others, ...and to place the tenets of Karl Marx, Pavlov, Lamarck, and the data of Dialectic Materialism into the textbooks of psychology, to such a degree that anyone thoroughly studying psychology becomes at once a candidate to accept the reasonableness of Communism." 

"As every chair of psychology in the United States is occupied by persons in our connection, the consistent employment of such texts is guaranteed... Educating broadly the educated strata of the populace into the tenets of Communism is thus rendered relatively easy."
(II, Ch. 11)

275px-The_statues_of_Kim_Il_Sung_and_Kim_Jong_Il_on_Mansu_Hill_in_Pyongyang_(april_2012).jpgBOW DOWN BEFORE "GREAT MEN"

At university, students encounter "The Cult of Great Men," the pantheon of modern pretenders who have usurped God's place. 

Their every utterance is treated as Holy Writ. Scholarly articles are devoted to words that later turn out to be typos. 

In a graduate seminar, I witnessed a student list filthy obscenities that had been censored from William Faulkner's novel "Sanctuary." After each expletive, the other students gasped with horror as though a religious artifact had been desecrated.

Professors, the pampered priests of this secular cult, have a vested interest in maintaining its shibboleths. They initiate students into a lifelong habit of mental servility. All knowledge comes from Great Men. Students can only aspire to analyze their meaning. A professor told me I had failed an exam because "only great men can say things like that." 


The students' state of mind becomes passive and disoriented. He struggles to reconcile contradictory worldviews.
One day I had an awakening. Don't these "great men" live in the same world as I live in?  Dare I think for myself? 

Dislocation takes place in time as well as space. By continually studying the past, the student thinks nothing remains to be done. No manifestos remain to be written, no Bastilles need to be stormed. 

While the world cries out for leadership, the new generation is buried in musty manuscripts writing footnotes to dead men. 


As you've gathered by now, a humanities education is not intended to uplift or empower. The world is owned and run by a secretive inbred banking cabal and its lackeys. Its goal, in the words of Cecil Rhodes, is to "gradually absorb the wealth of the world." Naturally, it must obscure this plan. They want to make students their tools. Professors who don't play the game are fired.

The Rockefellers regard human beings as domestic animals. This is implied in  "Occasional Paper #1" of their General Education Fund:

gaduate.jpg"In our dreams, we have limitless resources and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. The present educational conventions fade from our minds, and unhampered by traditions, we work our own goodwill upon grateful and responsible rural folk. 

We shall not try to make these people or any of their children into philosophers or men of learning, or of science. We have not to raise up from them authors, poets, or men of letters. We shall not search for embryo great artists, painters, musicians, nor lawyers, doctors, preachers, politicians, or statesmen of whom we have ample supply. 

The task we set before ourselves is very simple as well as a very beautiful one, to train these people as we find them to a perfectly ideal life just where they are."  ("The Rockefeller Empire" in Josephson, "The Strange Death of FDR" 1948, p. 69)

If you haven't noticed, universities are not places of invigorating inquiry and debate. They are stagnant backwaters that reek of moral compromise and disillusionment. There are hundreds of them we have never heard of - comfortable sinecures and hotbeds for sports. Mankind is groping in the dark. 

"All we know is the wind that blows," Thoreau wrote. Our false confidence is based on material progress and technology, which Thoreau calls "improved means to unimproved ends." 

"We have turned the brainless head of the goyim with progress," says the Protocols( XIII). With the exception of "material inventions" progress "like a fallacious idea, implies a departure from truth in all cases."  A franker confession of satanic intent, I have never seen.

In other words, the Illuminists have infected mankind with the illusion that they are building a humanist utopia based on reason, when in fact they are constructing a neo-feudal tyranny. Progress means we are closer to satanic possession. This is the essence of "globalism" and the principle behind world events.


God is a Spirit or state of consciousness where ideals of justice, goodness, truth, and love are self-evident. The Illuminists' first priority is to destroy Christianity and belief in God. They have to sever humanity from its metaphysical moorings in order to substitute a false reality conducive to their rule.


Humanities education today is a placebo, a substitute for true education. It is indoctrination that qualifies you as a collaborator.

The ONLY reason to attend university is to learn a trade. Students should avoid the humanities and social sciences. They should only take programs like sciences, engineering, computers, architecture, commerce, etc. which are not ideological and guarantee employment. 

The world will not be saved by acts of God but by acts of men representing God. Our duty is to take spiritual ideals seriously in our personal lives and bring them into the world. The cost of rejecting God is to become slaves of very bad men. 


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The aim is to Destroy Western Culture

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Read Noam Chomsky's "The Fate of an Honest Intellectual"

First Comment from Gordon-

re :  the photo at the beginning of your article today = students graduating in gown and "mortarboard" caps

In the literature of Freemasonry, the story is told =  that when the great cathedrals were being built, boys would carry mortar up the scaffolding to the Stonemasons, way up on the wall.

In order to be able to use both hands for climbing,  the mortar was carried in a "hod" - that flat board - fastened upon their head.

which infers the analogy that such graduates are good little  'hod carriers' serving Freemasonry

Stephen Coleman:

My personal experience with universities was quite dreadful.  I would ask myself in each class, does this class make me a better person?  Does this class make me a more productive person?  

Sorry to say most classes did not answer in the affirmative. I would then bring this up in class and it made me enemies with the professors.  Needless to say many would give me bad marks or even fail me.  

I recall one final exam essay being rated as "the worst I have seen in my career" by one professor, yet the next semester this same professor used my exam essay as an example of clarity and excellence. I know this because a friend took the same course the next semester.   


These professors colluded to get me expelled which they did.  I was told that higher education was not for me and that I should find a trade.  

This is what happens to those that question the high priests of academia.  Other students told me to just keep my mouth shut, just cram, and forget what they'd say.  I just could not pay the high tuition and sit idly to have to learn nonsense day after day.  I wanted to learn,  I wasn't there for the degree. 

Today I am glad that I stood up for truth and didn't kowtow to the religion of academia. I completed my education by seeking out individual leaders of their respective fields and enjoyed personal mentorships with clear-thinking honest intellectuals.  This took me to 3 different states in the USA and to Shandong University in China.  

To this day, I still search for the leaders of their fields and they freely give me advice and point me in the direction I need to go.  This is one area that I cannot deny the hand of God and his guidance. 

I could not get the education I craved in any university and I see it as much worse today than what it was decades ago.  You're not getting educated,  you are blindly jumping through hoops for a work pass. 

Free thinkers are not allowed. 

Scruples - the game of moral dillemas

Comments for "Universities are Masonic Brainwashing Machines "

Rudy said (September 5, 2019):

I was in the car business for 13 years selling Lincoln and Lexus in San Diego, CA. I still keep in contact with both sales teams and can say that there is a dozen individuals that make between $90- $140k yearly. I also know mechanics that make $70- $100k.
There is lots of things that people can learn and be passionate about without having your brains fried by a university education. I did go to a private school and earn a degree in Accounting. No frills, no huge bills, and no indoctrination

Ken Adachi said (September 5, 2019):

This is one of your best pieces ever. And coming from a former university academic career yourself makes it all the more compelling. It's absolutely true what you say here. The allusions to the Protocols couldn't be more perfect and appropriate. How many people even realize that these 'Protocols' to destroy the very fabric and moral sinew of Western Christian Civilization were planned out in the second half of the 19th Century, more than 170 years ago? The only people who think the Protocols are fake are the people who have never read them or studied the history of how they came to public view. The facts are well documented and incontrovertible - at least for those possessed of a mind and a heart who WISH to know the truth.

Who in their right mind takes on a $150k or $200k debt at 22 years of age for the glory of receiving an embossed certificate that says you graduated from such and such Marxist indoctrination center and acquired WHAT? The ability to be a well-indoctrinated robot, devoid of invention and critical thought?

Today, no one NEEDS to go to college or university to get a college education. The internet has placed the world at your fingertips. Anyone can become an expert on any subject under the sun if you merely invest the time to read and learn the subject you wish to excel in. ANYONE, especially people who are smart enough NOT to waste their time and money on Leftist brainwashing indoctrination centers, can earn a FORTUNE using the internet as your Product, Service or Informational outlet marketplace. You don't NEED the Big Deal Corporation who demands the Leftist Indoctrination Certificate in order to get a job slaving for them.

It just takes ingenuity, brains, and an ability to recognize a demand that needs to be filled. And in the process, you can acquire a pile of money. Best of all -- NO DEGREE REQUIRED *.

Young people need to Wake up and SMELL the opportunity.

THINK and grow rich ( * no degree required)

Robert K said (August 31, 2018):

The comment by James C [below] is representative of the common affirmation that only God can bail us out of the mess we are in, the assumption is that it's all right just to sit back and await divine intervention. I suspect that God wouldn't see much worth "saving" (the word that, personalized, has undermined Christianity as a practical force for good in the "making new of all things") in people who hold to such a passive faith. Remember that Jesus denounced even tepid faith--and that after saying "Follow me" he went to the cross as a demonstration of what it means to truly love your fellow men and women.

God has given us the opportunity to cooperate with him in the mending of the world, everyone having his/her part to play.

JG said (August 30, 2018):

College universities have turned into a big money grubbing racket.

The government writes them a blank check in the form of student loans with the students holding the debt.
The college athletes bring them in millions of dollars every year and they don't have to pay them for it.
And, these sorry universities sell these students a product that has NO guarantees for employment or job placement.

It's a sad way to make a buck when you have to fleece the youth to do it.

Ruth M said (August 30, 2018):

I can think of no better example of Masonic control in our Universities than the nonsense that was played out at Chapel Hill last week. Protesters tore down a Confederate statue after an all-day demonstration. Campus police were told to stand down (sound familiar) and keep their distance as the protesters toppled Silent Sam. Protesters tear down the Confederate statue at UNC-Chapel Hill

The professor that is behind this leads a militant group called Antifa.

I really believe that most of this is just to insight further rioting among the people of the South. None of these incidents had any police intervention. I Charlottesville Va a statue was toppled in broad daylight at a govt. building and no police intervention happened. When Penn State was dealing with their child molestation charges in the Sports Dept. they quietly removed a statue of coach Joe Paterno. No questions asked. It seems that here in NC that the agenda is to only incite unrest and conflict among the citizens.

Allen M said (August 30, 2018):

This writing is exactly spot-on. As I am in the bottom of the ninth, I am reminded what a TOTAL waste of TIME and energy "college" was.

Five years ago, while staying with a friend in the northeast, I came across a familiar face who was a "professor" at a large college formerly known for its football rankings AND PEDOPHILIA.

I asked him what he did for a living, and he stated "I was a professor at ......". And in asking him what he taught, his precise response was " I taught lies for 33 years". And I asked in what department..and he replied "history".

I knew everything I had "learned" was LIES, and I am thankful I stopped going to the brainwashing after 2 years plus.

So, the fruit of all the Lies is clearly evident.
And that college was not at all humbled after what was revealed.

I still achieved my dream but had to settle for a lesser employer. In the end they were all exactly the same...just different in name.

PRIDE rules in this now communist-nazi society.
And there is NO traffic on the highway of Integrity.

Thank you, Henry, for this fine reminder.

James C said (August 30, 2018):

You wrote: "The world will not be saved by acts of God but [by] acts of men representing God."

In my opinion, this idea is extremely problematic. I would even go so far as to suggest that it's humanistic to suggest that man will save himself by his own efforts. There is no historical evidence, whatsoever, to support such a proposition. In fact, all of recorded history clearly indicates the exact opposite: humanity is utterly incapable of saving itself. At this very moment, humanity is on the brink of a global nuclear war among the super powers that most certainly would result in the extinction of all life on the planet. If, as some are suggesting, Fukushima is an extinction level event, then a global nuclear war most certainly would be one. The bottom line is: barring a literal divine intervention, humanity will most certainly destroy itself. We should never replace one form of humanism with another.

G said (August 30, 2018):

Ha! In that cartoon [of father & son], I'm surprised the graduate didn't refer to "Dad" as "My DNA Donor." Everything else was so politically correct and nauseatingly accommodating.

Oh those universities, they are turning out the enemy, those in the group-think who will enslave us after they tame us. Thank God there is a vibrant resistance to this, and if its numbers are counted as a minority, its passion and wisdom will carry the push-back. Am I overly optimistic? Maybe, but integrity is still with many.

I'm reflecting on learning in days of old, where parents and grandparents taught children, or where journeymen took on apprentices who showed interest in their work. People to people sans institutions, and love of learning was the impetus. Hope we see more of this when (and if) the dust settles.

Glad you shined a light here, Henry; parents need to know the insane den of inequity in the center of the halls of ivy.

Mersie said (September 16, 2017):

One aspect that is not touched on is the fact that these 'Universities" often don't even value their own degree programs. I graduated with a worthless BS degree years ago (I knew it was worthless but my parents kept ahold of the college 'myth' that says you'll get a better job if you get one, so I went, even though I always struggled in school and I hated it from the first day of Kindergarten onward). So after all that effort, I graduated. Kicked around looking for a job that would (haha) utilize my degree and found one, which you didn't even need a high school diploma to get. So, after trying to find a job, eventually, I ended up working for my Alma Mater. As what? A secretary! Er, excuse me, I mean, "Administrative assistant". My new husband who also graduated from the same school with a better degree than me had a hard time getting an entry-level position. Cut to the chase, he made sure to yell to a group of prospective students and their parents about how a janitorial supervisor with a high school degree was paid more than a genetic researcher IV with 5 years experience. This information was available readily on the universities website too.

William said (September 13, 2017):

I graduated from college with a business diploma, which wasn't too bad since most of the material was about things that were non-ideological. There were exceptions, however, even in that discipline of study.

One university course I took in the program, called Critical Thinking and Ethics, was filled with Marxist themes that presented themselves as self-evident. I would chuckle to myself at the irony of such a course having the name "critical thinking" in it, since it was teaching students to think critically only when it came to conservative issues. I had to filter out the garbage as I read it in order to get any value from it. By doing so, I learned better how to think critically in general -- including when it came to Marxist nonsense. I'm much better at picking apart their arguments and can pounce on their constant use of fallacious reasoning. I'm sure they didn't see that coming. Woe to the students who would swallow whatever the text said without filtering it through the lens of common sense (which was the majority of them).

Another course I took, on taxation, had a textbook with references scattered through it of how bad the previous Conservative government was (and, by contrast, how wonderful the Liberal one is). That one astounded me, since I was there to learn how the tax regime is set up and not get a dose of ideology from the authors. Both Liberal and Conservative parties are a bad joke, but that's beside the point. Fortunately, the professor in that one disregarded the political bent in the material.

You have to be really vigilant in these institutes and have a mind ready to question things. From what I saw of my fellow students, this is a rare trait. No wonder society isn't getting better.

Al Thompson said (August 31, 2015):

l Thompson:

I remember being under an enormous amount of pressure by my family and friends to complete college. I could not stand to listen to their drivel day in and day out. They all told me I would amount to nothing without a college education.

However, by the time I was 20 years old I could run a whole grocery store on my own because I learned these skills when I was a teenager. But the pressure to go to college is almost too much for young people to oppose.

"We have turned the brainless head of the goyim with progress," And that is the problem. The brainless head of the goyim was produced by the education itself. Which is not education but it is a mind rape by the new world order creeps.

A perfect example of this is the "gender inclusive pronouns" which are being used to further twist the minds of the students. I think their goal is to make the young people sexless drones, slaves to the never-ending nonsense. However, I refused to be the brainless goyim and I went on to live my own life the way I saw fit. Colleges and universities are dangerous places and they are centers for intellectual and mental retardation.

Dan said (August 30, 2015):


This sums it up: "If you haven't noticed, universities are not places of invigorating inquiry and debate. They are stagnant backwaters that reek of moral compromise and disillusionment."

Back in 1973 I couldn't wait to start college. After years of feeling held back by public school, I thought I'd get smarter faster. It turns out that college courses slow learning down rather than speeding it up. There was much time getting to and around campus interspersed with 50 minute blocks to classes. Actual learning accumulates at a snail's pace. With the advent of internet and search engines looking back at college seems like a joke in terms of time and money spent to learn a fraction of what I'm now able to learn at home.

My advice to 'me' at 20 is that having a PLAN is more valuable than a college degree - and it's free.

At least when I went to college you could get through on state grants and work study. The costs today are ridiculous - student loans have become nothing but a racket.

Mark said (September 8, 2014):

Your article titled “University – Machine of Judeo Masonic Indoctrination” is excellent. I couldn’t have said it better.

Are you familiar with John Taylor Gatto? His books are a must read for anyone who wants to understand our mind-numbing “Education” system.

Peter R said (September 7, 2014):

I am a Professor Emeritus at Arizona State U.(the largest U in America). Many years ago, the Faculty Senate was considering if the U. should establish a holiday in honor of Martin Luther King. I arose and said that scholars at Stanford U. had proved that he was guilty of plagiarism as Masters Degree student. I said if I was guilty of plagiarism, you would remove me as a professor. But, you want to establish a holiday in honor of one guilty of plagiarism! No one disputed what I said, but all the 'Senators voted for the holiday except myself and one other professor!

Chad said (September 7, 2014):

At the bottom of the article referred the book by Noam Chomsky. Isn’t he now one of these “great men” who keeps the keys of the gate? In terms of directing the course of discussion and ensuring we “stay on track.” Seems to me that Chomsky has “joined the club.”

From your article:

“As you've gathered by now, a humanities education is not intended to uplift or empower. The world is owned and run by a secretive banking cabal and their inbred allies. Its goal, in the words of Cecil Rhodes, is to "gradually absorb the wealth of the world." Naturally it must obscure this plan. They want to make students their tools. Professors who don't play the game are fired.”

You can say, he’s still got his job. I’m sure his 2002 publication can be trusted as back then he wasn’t going along with the “official” 9-11 story too well. Also, don’t ask him about the banking cabal. He’ll blow out some answer that makes no sense and redirects the questioner elsewhere. I guess he’s learned his lessons.


Thanks Chad

I am no Noam Chomsky fan. I just thought the Norman Finklestein experience was very relevant.


James S said (September 7, 2014):

The picture you chose says it all. Only the student puts on a Masonic mortar board hat at so called graduation where we all got our first “degree”.

JG said (September 6, 2014):

I really feel for a lot of these so called "intellectuals". They think that real intelligence is conveying a message or thesis that few can understand because they think their minds are light years ahead of yours and if you really did understand them it would then be an insult to their superior IQ.

Oh yes, I've also heard that good writers hide their message in symbolism that only 'Cliff Notes' can accurately break down. It has been said, "the devil is the author of confusion". A moral coherent message today is considered "Elizabethan" and is designed only for the bigoted simpleton.

Is it a wonder why a lot of college students have nervous breakdowns? They don't like discussing those numbers because it's an embarrassment and a gig on the universities themselves.

The real smart ones stayed home and took advantage of every government handout imaginable. Welfare, Section 8 Housing, and food stamps don't have to be paid back. However, student loans are a debt that stays with you that even bankruptcy can't wipe out.

Vera said (January 5, 2008):

I've read many of your interesting and deep awakening articles, some from your website and others from the Truth Seeker site. Today though, after reading your article on "Church of the Profane: How University Betrays Students", suddenly something terrible clicked in my head. You are so right, after 5 years studying my Degree in a European university, I can barely remember all the information that was crammed into my brain. I do remember having class discussions but the teacher used to always guide it towards what was the perfect interpretation of the literary work and excluded any arguments (mostly mine) which didn't head towards his/her point of view. Soon I learned that unless I followed the teacher's beliefs I would never obtain my Degree. This brings me to the other article that I read after reading yours from the Truth Seeker site: "New World Disorders: Patterns of Psycopathy and other Fractal Anomalies". This article, like many of the ones you've written, also explains, among a few other subjects, how the NWO is paving our minds into accepting all the evil being done to humanity and the planet is for "the greater good", and how if an individual rebels against the belief system they will be punished or become an outcast.

Well, maybe is the rainy summer day or maybe I'm feeling more emotional today than other days, but reading these two articles kind of depressed me and began a rollercoaster of deep questions and emotional reactions.

I think to myself: Do I really ever want to bring children to this prison planet? Have all the people in the planet already become the herd of the NWO? What bright future is there? Are we all waiting for a catastrophy to wake up, or better, to realise that we're lied and manipulated 24/7?

There are so many people waking up and realising where this world is heading, many who like you, help others to this wake up call, but can we really do anything? Do we still have any chance at seeing a brighter future? How bad is the NWO system already that any attempt to suppress it will fail?

Then I realised something. Maybe they can manipulate our outside world, but not your inside world, your spirit, your energy. Like you mentioned in the article you wrote before Christmas, you choose to watch less TV, to seek the truth behind the facts, to look at the brighter side of things. There's nothing more powerful than a hug that comes straight from the heart, than a loving smile, than a helpful long as they can't control our loving souls, they will never win. In fact, as I'm writing this, I think of how evil never wins. Evil isn't the nature of this planet, of its people, of the universe, of God. That's what I'll teach my children someday...

Anyways, I apologise for the long comment/essay? All that I really wanted to say is thank you very much for all the articles that you write, they are truly inspiring and very helpful in times like today.

Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at